Assistant Controller

Tikvah Fund | Baltimore, MD, United States

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Posted Date 6/07/2024

Assistant Controller - Finance


Reports To: Sr Director of Finance and CFO/COO

Supervision: AP Finance Associate and one Staff Accountant

Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Hybrid (2 days in office)– Strong preference for Baltimore/D.C. Area, NYC is ok


Core Tasks:


First, the supports all operational accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices; records transactions directly and/or using integration between different operational systems (export/import); ensures the maintenance of accurate internal and external financial records; and will reconcile revenue records between the accounting system and the fund’s CRM system.


Second, the Assistant Controller will lead the process of creating impeccable monthly and quarterly reports—with thee end-users being the CFO/COO, the Board of Trustees, and departmental managers. 


Third, the will have a heavy role in the annual budgeting process, and the annual audit process and tax filings. The Assistant Controller interacts directly with staff to answer inquiries and enhance cross-team collaboration.




  • Supervise Finance Associate, who serves as an AP finance contact for vendors and employees.
  • Supervises Staff Accountant, who has GL and import/export responsibilities.
  • Prepare and/or review accounting entries for assigned parts of the accounting cycle, including AP, AR, Payroll, and Journal Entries.
  • Supervises or completes imports from different databases used by Payroll, AP, and AR into the general accounting system.
  • Preparing timely and relevant financial reports on a regular basis, including preparing and reviewing different schedules and sub-ledgers.
  • Prepare monthly variance reports.
  • Record monthly investment activity.
  • Supervises payroll process.
  • Assist in budgeting process.
  • Work with program managers to assess their budget models and strategies.
  • Prepare and reviews GL reports with program managers.
  • Prepare schedules, reports, and back-up materials for the audit.
  • Provide audit firm staff with reports and schedules for preparing IRS 990.
  • Perform and supervise cash and investments accounts reconciliations.
  • Prepare and review cash flow projections.
  • Prepare requested reports as needed.
  • Such other duties or tasks to assist the department or organization as the supervisor may deem necessary.




BS/BA in accounting and at least 5 years of relevant experience; or

equivalent combination of education and experience.

CPA certification




  • Technical:
    • Competent in Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Excel.
    • Familiarity with automated accounting systems.
  • Business Partnering:
    • Able to produce clean, tidy, board-level reporting.
    • Able to work with managers to produce actionable reporting and insights.
  • General:
    • Able to meet deadlines and work independently.
    • Able to handle confidential information.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects and timelines.
    • Receptive to guidance from others.
    • Ability to work independently and deliver exceptional work product.



The compensation range for this role is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and skill. Tikvah offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

Salary90,000.00 - 125,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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